Automatically Tweeting to trending topics



Hi all,

I’m looking into creating a twitter bot and so was reading the developer guidelines. I noticed the following

"Automatically Tweeting to trending topics
Trending topics are the most Tweeted-about topics on Twitter at any
moment. Posting automated Tweets to trending topics can degrade the
experience for other users and is prohibited. "

Let’s say I made a bot that regularly tweets using a specific hashtag. Should the bot detect when (if) that hashtag becomes a trending topic so that it won’t tweet using it when that happens? Or is the spirit of the rule that bots should not seek out and post messages about trending topics?


The latter.


Thanks! That’s what I suspected but I wanted to make sure I didn’t contravene any rules.